Status and Trends of Wireless Web Technologies

D. Gavalas, D. Economou, and M. Kenteris (Greece)


Wireless web, mobile devices, WAP, i-mode.


In the last decade the separate technologies of the Internet and mobile computing have started converging with the advent of two major technologies, WAP and i-mode, that emerged and attempted to realize the vision of wireless Internet. This paper reviews the main technological, architectural and business issues related to WAP and i mode. It also discusses their main assets and weaknesses as well as their current status and the trends expected to affect their market share and customer basis in the future.

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